Growing interest for Macedonian goods recorded in Russia


Macedonia is boosting its export of goods to Russia.

There is growing interest for our products on one of the largest markets in the world, show the latest data on trade volume.

Export of goods in 2016 stood at €48,9 million - an increase of 39.5% compared to 2015 with trade deficit being cut down from €153 million to €142,9 million, it was announced at a news conference Wednesday at the Macedonian-Russian Chamber of Commerce.

Total trade volume in 2017 was estimated at €191 million, i.e. an increase of 15% compared with 2015, when it was registered at €189 million.

It is expected export rate to exceed the one recorded in 2016.

Macedonian wine, fruit and vegetables are the most frequently exported goods for the market in Russia with goods of the pharmaceutical and mechanical engineering industry coming in second, Dejan Beshliev, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, told the press conference.

He said a contract had been signed to export dairy products.

Beshliev also presented results from the 24th Prodexpo fair, a food and beverages event in Moscow, which brought together 2,000 companies from 57 countries, including seven Macedonian companies producing wine, dairy products and from the food canning sector.

The Macedonian-Russian Chamber of Commerce is already undergoing preparations for the upcoming international fair in Moscow, set to take place in September, it was announced.

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